Origins of the Day of the Dead

JM writes: "The 2nd flyer they were handing out read: 'The Concord Library Presents A Day of the Dead Celebration November 2nd 2010 at 3.30pm. - Celebrate and learn about Mesoamerican culture. Aztec dancers will be performing and educating us about the meaning behind each dance. We will also make pinatas and set up altars to relive the experience of this prominent event'."

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

                                                    Photo by Bee Felten-Leidel on Unsplash

Yes, there is such a thing as a ghost. Disembodied souls can and do appear to humans at God's command, but what about ghosts that appear to mediums and during seances? 

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Why Acupuncture Remains Scientifically Unconvincing

JE writes: "I am seeking advice on acupuncture to help with back pain and depression.  I have researched a little on valid health websites and have found some information that acupuncture might work.  From a spiritual perspective is it as dangerous as practices reiki, or is there some gray area?”

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Satanic Images Tempt the Young

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by Msgr. Stephen Rossetti

"K," a young woman, was recently liberated from being possessed, thanks be to God. But Satan suffers any defeat badly and is now trying to regain control. The formerly possessed need to be vigilant and live an exemplary life, not giving him an opening. 

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Parents Sue to Stop Chant to Aztec Gods in Schools

Three parents have filed a lawsuit against California’s Department of Education after discovering that a new ethnic studies curriculum includes a chant to Aztec gods.

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Can Catholic Homeschools Adopt Waldorf Teaching Methods?

JM asks: "Can a Catholic take elements from Waldorf/Steiner/anthroposophy into a Christian home? How dangerous is it to implement some of the New Age elements within the home? This is a big problem with Catholic homeschoolers, but it isn't addressed in other places. To me it's completely obvious it's New Age and stay clear, but I do know there is individual free consciences."

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